African Serengeti Great Migration Safari 2023

3 scheduled groups for 2023 (8 Days, 7 Nights)

Trip 1: March 11th – 18th (already more than half full)

Trip 2: March 18th – 25th

Trip 3: March 25th – April 1st (already almost half full)

 

Led by Tahuayo Lodge Owner Dolly Beaver & Tour Leader Nelly Pinedo

 

Difficulty: Easy

Interested in joining us for this expedition? Let us know here!

Trip Highlights

Throughout this journey, you will get to experience the majesty of the great African Serengeti Migration. The highlights of the trip include:

  • A trek into the center of the Ngorongoro Crater alongside several guides

  • Several days of Safari rides alongside zebras, wildebeests, elephants, lions, and so much more during the peak migration season

  • and more…

Accommodations

 

During your trip, you will experience many locations in Africa. Amazonia aims to provide you with the best experience, and so will be traveling to the following locations for accommodations. Please note that locations are subject to change with equivalent accommodations based on availability.

Day 1 - Arrival at Arusha Serena Hotel

Arrival at Arusha Serena Hotel

Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast and safari briefing at Arusha Serena (Takims Operation Manager – Salma will meet
    with the tour leader)
  • 08:30hrs – Depart for Ngorongoro. You will pass Lake Manyara and the village of Mto wa Mbu enroute, before
    climbing up the great rift valley, passing through the town of Karatu, and reaching the Ngorongoro
    • Conservation area
    • Lunch at the Lodge
    • Afternoon at leisure

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 3 - Ngorongoro Crater

Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast descend into the crater for full-day game viewing with picnic lunch. Here you can
    see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the
    soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of birdlife. Ascend from the 2000ft. deep crater to the lodge located
    around the crater rim.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast depart for Ndutu Area via Olduvai Gorge with a short walk through the museum, site
    of archeological findings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been
    discovered.
    • Continue to Ndutu for game drive
    • Lunch at Ndutu Safari Lodge
    • Afternoon game drive in Ndutu Area.

Ndutu Safari Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 5 - Ndutu

Day 5 – Ndutu

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast, short game drive in Ndutu area.
  • 10:00hrs – Depart for the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, famed for its annual migration, when
    some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s
    gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti
    offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant, and giraffe,
    and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle. Golden-maned lion
    prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera
    River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will
also introduce you to the small five’. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife
have been recorded in this park.

Serengeti Serena Lodge-Standard L-DBBL

Day 6 - Serengeti National Park

Day 6 – Serengeti National Park

  • 07:00hrs – After breakfast depart for PCR test at a testing center in Seronera for 2 pax
    Continue with a full-day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

Serengeti Serena Lodge-Standard DBBL

Day 7 - Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Day 6 – Serengeti National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

  • 07:00hrs – Depart for Lake Manyara National Park, driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You
    will drive around the crater rim and onward through the village of Karatu. Lake Manyara is located at the
    bottom of the great rift valley. Apart from its abundant birdlife, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous
    for its tree-climbing lions.
    • Transit through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 13:00hrs
    • Lunch at Manyara Serena
    • Afternoon at leisure
    • Dinner and overnight Lake Manyara Serena

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 8 - Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha

Day 8 – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast game drive in Manyara
  • 13:00hrs – Lunch at Manyara Serena. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for Rapid Antigen test to be paid direct
  • 19:50hrs – Check in for KLM flight KL 569
  • 21:50hrs – Depart for onward destination

Reserve Your Expedition Today!

Deposit: $1000/person

$4995.00 per person (double occupancy)

For a single room + $975.00

Includes all but International flights (we can help to find discount air)

NOTES:

  • Prices for park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you
  • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris
  • All the passengers must have an Identification Card/Passport with them
  • Itinerary subject to changes only if beyond our control
  • Reservation made with deposit of $1000 per person
  • Payment can be made by credit card on our PayPal site
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. https://buy.travelguard.com/TGI2/proc/stateselector.aspx?br=agentlink&arc=51868&agentlinkasp=yes

 

This Trip Includes:

  • Ground transportation in 4×4 vehicle on safari with pop-up roof
  • Game drives & private safari experience
  •  Accommodation in lodges specified subject bioavailability
  • All meals during the safari
  • All park fees, government taxes, and service charges
  • 1.5 liters bottled water per person per day on safari
  • 1 pair of binoculars and 2 photography bean bags in the vehicle
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
  • Custom safari map of Tanzania per group
  • 2 tour leaders free of charge on sharing basis

This Trip Excludes:

  • Any flights or transfers not mentioned
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks (soft or hard)
  • Visas and Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Any costs listed as optional services

Erika

Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.

Renee

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!

What Our Guests

Have to Say…

Erika

Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.

Renee

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!
Travel with Confidence during these uncertain times.Our new & flexible booking policies ensure you can book your trip with peace of mind.

COVID-19 Updated policies for New Bookings - December 15, 2021

  • Reserve your trip now with only a USD $100.00 deposit required at the time of booking.
  •  If a Covid-19 related travel ban means you have to cancel your trip we will offer a full refund or trip postponement – your choice.
  •  If you have to reschedule your trip for any reason, just let us know, and we can postpone your trip for a later date without penalty, change in fare, and without expiration date as many times as needed. 

Our Statement on Covid-19

During the pandemic, we faced a 13 month absence of tourists. But instead of laying off our workers, we used this as an opportunity to focus on improving our business. We kept our entire team employed, with additional training, new projects, as well as in conservation & humanitarian work. As a result, now that tourism is back…. we are a stronger company than ever. Our facilities are in the best condition, our staff is the best trained and our guides the most knowledgeable that can be found in the Amazon Rainforest.